New Name for Fairfax County High School!

Isabella Barraza

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On October 26th, a board meeting took place where it was discussed whether or not the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School should be changed. The board meeting lasted for many hours. What sparked the debate of changing the school’s name from J.E.B Stuart was that the name ties to a Virginian Confederate general who fought on behalf of the South during the Civil War. The topic was debated and voted on. The school was renamed Justice High School as a result of the 7-4 vote majority for the name to be changed. The board settled on the name Justice, because it embodied what people fought for. Some board members such as Elizabeth Schultz disagreed with the name “Justice” because she said it’s “a random word in the English dictionary.” Regardless, the school’s name was changed to Justice. Some members of the community stood together and wore shirts that said  “Change the Name”. Others raised signs that represented the board member whose views they agreed with.

There were other names that were debated on. Some include Thurgood Marshall, Mendez and Barbara Rose Johns. Sandy Evans, another school board member, shared, “We are doing the right thing by changing the name to one that reflects and celebrates values we hold dear.” Karen Keys-Gammata said, “It is a compromise that encompasses many viewpoint and emphasizes, not the missteps of our past, but on the power and hope of our future”.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/10/27/fairfax-county-school-district-votes-to-rename-j-e-b-stuart-high/?utm_term=.b24107ee0ff3

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Navigate Left
  • New Name for Fairfax County High School!

    Local News

    Baltimore Woman Stabbed After Being a Good Samaritan

  • New Name for Fairfax County High School!

    CVHS News

    December Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Marley

  • New Name for Fairfax County High School!

    Local News

    Migrants Near The U.S. Border Shot With Tear Gas

  • New Name for Fairfax County High School!

    CVHS News

    Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • New Name for Fairfax County High School!

    Happenings

    Historic Firsts of Native-American Women

  • New Name for Fairfax County High School!

    World News

    Missing 1600 Year Old Mosaic Found

  • New Name for Fairfax County High School!

    World News

    Mad Jack Churchill: Dunkirk With Bagpipes.

  • New Name for Fairfax County High School!

    CVHS News

    November Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Novak

  • New Name for Fairfax County High School!

    Happenings

    The Great Chasm! America’s Growing Political Violence and Divide.

  • New Name for Fairfax County High School!

    World News

    Human Drink or Waste?

Navigate Right
"We're always on the prowl."
New Name for Fairfax County High School!